Study Abroad in China


History, Culture and Society – May 22 to June 15, 2019

Available Credits

FLCH 361 - China: Culture and Society (3)

FLCH 381 - Introduction to Chinese language & business practice (3)

  • Cover 2,400 miles in China during 25-day travel study program.
  • Experience metropolitan cities (Chongqing, Xi’an & Beijing) and semi-rural area (Taigu).
  • Learn Chinese history, culture and society through classes, excursions and close interaction with Chinese students, teachers and local families.
  • Generously sponsored by the host university (more than $2,000/student).
  • Cost less than staying at NIU taking 6-credit courses.


Get up, have breakfast


Lecture: Traditional Chinese marriage customs


Lunch and rest period


Lecture: Shape and Thought Boxing martial art practice




Cultural Event: Tea Party

After 19:30

Free time (Karaoke bars are popular)

Room with Chinese college students at two campuses in Chongqing and Taigu; stay at 4 or 5 star hotels in Xi’an and Beijing.

We visit many famous historical sites, to name a few, Terri Cotta Warriors, Xi’an Ancient city wall, Da Ming Palace, Dazu Buddha Rock Carving, The Muslim Quarter, Pingyao ancient city, The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace, and Temple of Heaven. We also see pandas at Beijing Zoo, enjoy cultural performance at famous Laoshe Tea House, taste roasted Beijing duck at the most famous duck restaurant Quan Ju De, and more.


Many departmental scholarships are available for students, including, the Blog Scholarship, the Facebook Scholarship, the FLRP Study Abroad Scholarship. Also, as a participant in a study abroad program through NIU, you may be eligible for: Pell Grant, SEOG, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, MAP Award or your privately awarded scholarship with consent of awarding organization. Tuition waivers do not apply.

Program Director

LanHui Ryder, NIU - World Languages and Cultures (


Beijing, Chongqing, Taigu and Xi’an

Contact Us

World Languages and Cultures
Watson Hall 111